| July 2016
Twenty years ago on the 4th of July Penny Copps had a float in the parade to advertise the opening of Deer Country Quilts the next day. Penny and her sister-in-law Jean opened the shop together. Jean ran the shop at first as Penny was still working at AT&T at the time. Later that fall, Jean moved to Seattle to work as a counselor and Penny retired from her job and worked full time in the shop. I started working shortly afterwards. I taught classes for fabric as I recall! We started out in the Lazy Pine Mall then moved to the Bison and Bear Center. In 2002 Penny asked me if I would like to become a partner in the shop. We built the log building that summer and moved in right after Thanksgiving of that year. Penny retired in 2006. I never thought I would be a business owner but here I am 10 years later! Penny was a great mentor and I know I could not have survived without the help of everyone who has worked here over the years! I am truly humbled and extremely grateful for getting to work with such a wonderful group of ladies that I call friends! There are many of you that along the way I have blessed to call friends also. There has been no better place to work! So Happy Birthday Deer Country Quilts! Happy Birthday America!
Happy Quilting, Pam
20th Anniversary Annual Summer Sale!
July 14, 15, 16, & 17
All fabric, books, patterns, and notions are 25% off!
Special discounts on select items!
New- Sue Spargo's Eleganza thread #8 pearl cotton is now here!!!
Sign up for these new blocks of the month
On The Horizon BOM
This is a WOW quilt! It is made with Tonga batiks by Timeless Treasures. We will be starting this in August, and we only have a limited number of kits available so call the shop to get on the list! We will also be working on this project on the 2nd Saturday of the month if you would like to join our class. Finished size is 108" x 108". Price tbd
Woodland Whimsy BOM
How adorable are these blocks! We loved the wool applique, embroidery and use of cotton and linen combined! We will be starting this in August, so sign up now! Prices tbd
Tuesday July 12th & 19th with Sharon
Bargello quilts can look so complicated yet it is in Sharon's line up of beginning classes. Learn how to sew and cut strata strips. Sharon will help you with fabric selections.
"Happiness" by Jacqueline de Jonge
Tuesday July 26th with Toni
Award winning Dutch quilt artist, Jacqueline de Jonge, designed this playful little
30" x 30" paper pieced quilt. Toni will show you how to paper piece to make perfect points. All foundation papers are included in the pattern. The pattern is $25. Toni will continue with Becolourful patterns on the last Tuesday of each month.
Home Sweet Home
Saturday August 6th with Terry and Kitty
Join Kitty and Terry for a fun filled class! Learn about color and composition to make these adorable houses! Book "Row by Row Experience Coloring Book" required $7.99
*Our Regular Group Events*
The Gentle Art of Hand Stitching- Friday July 8th
Anyone who has an interest in hand stitching is invited to join us for a
girls day out!
2nd Saturday BOM- No July class
Beginning Quilt Class-Tuesday July 12th and 19th
Come see what quilting is all about! Sharon will guide you through the basics, and in the process you will make a beautiful quilt!
Houses Houses Houses-Wednesday July 20th
Join Renee and learn her easy needle turn technique! You could also fuse your blocks if you prefer. Book "Houses Houses Houses" by Yoko Saito required.
Techniques with Toni- Saturday June 18th
Bring any project that Toni has taught and she will guide you through finishing it up! Haven't taken a class from Toni yet...not a problem! She will help you get started with her innovative method of foundation piecing.
Join us for the Row by Row Experience 2016 beginning June 21st - Sept 6th.
This years theme is "Home Sweet Home". We love quilting at our cabins here in Seeley Lake and think that our row reflects that! Remember that you can only purchase the row kits ($17) or pick up the pattern (free) in the shop between those dates. We do have the license plates ($5) on our web store for purchase.
Happy 4th of July!
From sea to shining sea!
Deer Country Quilts